NiceHash CEO Confirms Bitcoin Theft Worth $78 Million

Cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash has confirmed that yesterday’s hack resulted in the loss of over 4,700 BTC, an amount worth more than $78 million at press-time prices.

In a video update streamed live on Facebook, CEO and co-founder Marko Kobal provided an update to yesterday’s dramatic announcement that the company, founded in 2014, had incurred a hack and subsequent theft. The news followed growing reports of emptied wallets, as well as an extended downtime period for the service’s website.

According to Kobal, the attack began in the early hours of Dec. 6 after an employee’s computer had been compromised. Kobal, who said that the team is working with law enforcement, explained that “we’re still conducting forensic analysis” to determine how it happened…

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